Hockey Canada’s Winter Congress and Annual Meeting wrapped up on Saturday with the election of Michael Brind’Amour (Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez, Que.) as chair of the board of directors on a two-year term.

Six directors have been re-elected to two-year terms, including Al Hubbs (Indian Head, Sask.), Réal Langlais (Delson, Que.), Randy Pulsifer (Stillwater Lake, N.S.), Ed Pupich (Schumacher, Ont.), Barry Reynard (Dawson Creek, B.C.) and Goops Wooldridge (Milton Station, P.E.I).

Joining Brind’Amour and the re-elected directors are two new directors elected for the first time, who will also serve two-year terms:

  • Randy Henderson (Prince George, B.C.)
  • Kirk Lamb (Calgary)

“I am honoured to be selected as chair of the board of directors, and to be able to work with such a dedicated group of individuals and thousands of volunteers from coast to coast to coast,” said Brind’Amour at the conclusion of the 2018 Winter Congress and Annual Meeting in Toronto. “I look forward to beginning my tenure as chair of the board and ensuring our group works towards the continual growth of the game, creating positive hockey stories and memories, and enjoying success at all levels.”

Former chair Joe Drago (Sudbury, Ont.) served two terms as chair of the board, the maximum allowable term for the position, and will not return to the board of directors. Director John Clements (Ancaster, Ont.) will also not return.

Hockey Canada and its members extend their appreciation to Mr. Clements and Mr. Drago for their significant contributions to the game.

Hockey Canada’s Winter Congress and Annual Meeting brought together the governing body’s board of directors and partners, along with representatives from all 13 member associations.

Hockey Canada’s next annual meeting will be held on Nov. 16, 2019 in Montreal.